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October 7th, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Oktober Fest in Punxsutawney is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Oktober Fest is the last of the 2012 Second Saturday events PRIDE has coordinated in the downtown.
It will take place, rain or shine, and will feature activities for all ages.
Events for the day include âPick a Pumpkinâ discounts at participating stores and sidewalk sales by a variety of vendors.
A Pumpkin Story Walk will take place on the sidewalk of South Findley Street between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
Sept. 9, 1896
Arrested for Malicious Mischief
Dr. Beyer and Dr. Shields have a dispute about a line on North Findley street, both claiming an alley. Last Saturday Des Freas and Ferl Long were having some coal hauled.
REYNOLDSVILLE â Forty-one years of volunteering were acknowledged as more than just free help at the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer recognition luncheon held Wednesday at The Foundry in Reynolsville, as a Punxsutawney woman was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year.
"As we gather today to celebrate 41 years of building friendships and communities, I commend each and every one of you for your volunteer efforts and for making our community a better place to live," said Janeen Love, director of the Community Action Inc. Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The reports are grim, as deadly attacks continue on American troops serving in Afghanistan.
Nearly every day, the death toll mounts; more than 2,000 military personnel have already lost their lives, an average of one fatality per day.
Providing support while training the Afghan natives to take over security so that the armies from the United States and other countries can withdraw over the next two years is proving to be a dangerous and costly mission.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â You're in bed sound asleep when youâre awakened by the beeping of your smoke alarm, and even worse, you also smell smoke.
Sadly, this isn't a dream. Your nightmare has become reality, and your house is on fire.
Hopefully, you'll never need the services of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, but if you do, you can take comfort in the fact that members are well-equipped and trained to handle your emergency, whether it's a house fire, or if you're trapped in your vehicle following an automobile accident.
BROOKVILLE â The Jefferson County History Center in Brookville picked up a new exhibit last Saturday, Sept. 29: âThe Civil War in Pennsylvania.â
It is a traveling exhibit that will be on display until Oct. 27.
While its overarching topic is the Civil War, its focus is a bit more narrow and pertinent to the local community, honing in on the perspective of war-era Western Pennsylvania.
âIt portrays an interesting aspect of Western Pa.âs Civil War,â said Ken Burkett, the director of the History Center.
Members of the Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guildâs upcoming show, âDaddyâs Girl,â take a break from their rehearsal to pose for a photo.
The show â which opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School â is directed by Guild veteran Tracey Young and features a cast of 13 local actors.
Pictured are (from left): Ilona Ball, Kimberly Robinson, Doug Fye and Tim Cooper.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The stereotype of a bully is someone who takes your lunch money from you everyday and punches you in the arm, but that image actually makes up just a small part of bullying, as every day, more than 160,000 children nationwide stay home from school to avoid being bullied.
Not only are the effects of bullying on a child felt immediately, but they can also be lifelong, or even tragic, said Kim Rhodes, executive director of the Mentor Parent Program.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The mast arm for the traffic signal at the intersection of West Mahoning Street and South Gilpin Street, which was severely damaged in a traffic accident recently, may not be replaced until spring.
On Aug. 25, St. Josephâs Polish Society held its second annual golf tournament at Hemlock View Golf Course. Eleven teams consisting of four players each for a total of 44 players participated. All participants were invited back to the Polish club for dinner after a great day of golfing. Prizes were awarded to all participants. Several local businesses from Punxsutawney and surrounding communities donated prizes or contributed to the overall total that was collected to donate to the American Lung Association, the organization chosen this year by the board of directors of the Polish Club.